When driving alone, what do you do? Sing along to the radio? Think about your day? Something else?
Submitted by carapiccoladiva.
My commute is way longer than I'd ever have expected it to be and much longer than I'd like. Ideally I'd be able to walk to work. Circumstances sometimes dictate such things, so I try and make the best of it.
Usually, when driving alone, there's a CD playing and it's usually something with a good beat for driving. One of my favorites is Dirty Vegas by, of course, Dirty Vegas. Another fave for driving and singing with is Fallen by Evanescence — a truly amazing first album. Rusted Root has some excellent driving numbers — listen to "Ecstasy" from When I Woke, some time when you're driving 65 mph (or faster) on the freeway! Those favorites that feature vocals I usually wind up singing along with. I sound pretty good, too, inside my head!
Then there are the podcasts: "The Tech Guy" by Leo Laporte, "Planetary Radio" by The Planetary Society, and "Are We Alone?" by The SETI Institute. Beyond that there are only a few local radio stations I listen to and never during drive time … bleh! Well, except for NPR and their "Morning Edition" and "All Things Considered" shows.
Other times the audio is off and I'm discussing things or lecturing someone or some group that isn't there. Nope, I'm not crazy (at least that's what the voices tell me). I'm working out interpersonal issues, personal feelings, or practicing a talk I'll be giving.
Once in a while it's quiet in the car and in my head. Oh, that's nice!